Origin of insula
How to use insula in a sentence
A word should be added regarding the modern division of Pompeii into Regions, or wards, and Insulae.
The more important buildings of each Region are given in the order of the Insulae.
In this system perhaps the most peculiar feature is the intermixture of square and oblong 'insulae'.
The 'insulae', whatever their shape—square or oblong—are fairly uniform throughout.
If the Graeco-Macedonian fashion be quoted as precedent for square or squarish 'insulae', the Terremare show the same.